National Walking Month

With National Walking Month upon us, plus brighter days and longer evenings, what can be better for your wellbeing than a daily stroll?  A quick ask around our office reveals a mixed result of casual walking to work to the more serious 20,000 steps a day, but if you don’t have time you can let the camera do the walking, while you sit back and enjoy the views.  

Welcome to the North East, Mr President!

Over time, United States presidents come and go … and 40 years ago one came to Tyne & Wear. In the year of one of the most unpredictable US presidential election in living memory, we look back to a memorable day in the 1970s when a brand new US President, Jimmy Carter, spent a day in the North East on his first overseas trip.

One Hull of a Day!

We'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone who came to our two 'Hull on Film' screenings at the Vue Cinema, Princes Quay on 1st April.  Both screenings were a sell-out, and reactions from the audience were fantastic. If you missed out on a ticket, don't worry: we'll be back later this year.

Newcastle & District ACA: Treasures from the Cine Club World

The Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) has been making cine stories and capturing the north east on film for nearly a century. It is the sole survivor of the five original ACA organisations in Britain, first set up in 1927, and this year, incredibly, the cine club celebrates its 90th anniversary.


Film ID:
YFA 100

Set in and around the grounds of Wentworth Hall, South Yorkshire, this film captures soldiers’ wartime training to become motorcycle riders.  The film includes footage of the riders on the extensive training course.   

YFA100 Dear Sergeant or the Story of Rough Riding Motorcycing Course
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Archive Picks


Made by Debenham & Co, Beverley, this film records the City of Hull’s Victory in Europe Celebrations, May 1945.  Included is extensive footage of all servicemen and women who participated in the victory processions and salute at Victoria Square well as the Mayor and Mayoress who visit the...

Film ID: 16 Year: 1945